Typhoon Magellan hit manila on monday evening after hammering the northern Philippines, triggering flooding, landslides and power cuts and killing at least 250 people.
Philippine meteorological services said the typhoon hit land after noon in the city of Quezon City , with winds reaching 166 kilometers (103 miles) per hour before weakening to a tropical storm.
No major damage was immediately reported, though reports said some villages had experienced power cuts and officials were on alert for heavy flooding and landslides.
Schools and offices were shut, trading on the stock market was suspended and commuter ferry services halted after the third most serious storm signal was hoisted, leaving an eerie calm in the streets of the normally bustling city.
More than 740 flights to and from the city’s international airport were canceled or delayed, but by early afternoon the storm was about 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of the city and moving away.
In the Philippines,Magellan rekindled fears of the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haima which left 7,300 dead.
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